As many of you already know I have two granddaughters currently serving in the United States Marine Corp.
|Nicole, Amber, and Warren|
and during this time she lived with Joe, Nicole and Ava Bastian.
Nicole was already a Marine and stationed at Parris Island, she encouraged Amber to work out with her and by the time Amber enlisted in the Corp she was in good physical shape so the rough and tough physical training recruits endure was not quite as difficult.
|Amber second row far right|
on night maneuvers
This was another proud day for me and the rest of the family, Nicole ordered tee shirts with Amber’s name and Platoon 4012 for all of us to wear. Stormy and Warren were living in Beaufort at the time and we stayed with them for a great family time together, my only regret was Chuck was not with us to see her graduate!
|Nicole, Amber wearing Sharp Shooter Medal|
and Bo wearing tee shirt
We had a family picnic on the base after a morning of parades and photos before graduation the next day. It was such an exciting time.
She is now stationed at Miramar also in San Diego. While there, she has flown in Fat Albert during the MCAS Miramar Air Show on different occasions. Fat Albert is the Navy's Blue Angels’ C-130.
|Fat Albert, by Wikipedia|
|Anthony and Amber|
before Gladiator Run
|Anthony and Amber on the Mudslide|
during the Run
|Amber After Run|
|Anthony And Amber|